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FARS Iran story
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda warned Israel against the ramifications of launching a military strike on Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.
Noda told visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in a meeting that an attack on Iran would be ''extremely dangerous'' and would ''escalate'' the situation in the region.
Earlier this month, Barak claimed that if the Western sanctions against Iran fail to stop its nuclear program, military action against the country must be placed on its agenda.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday urged Israel to refrain from military action against Iran, after Jerusalem accused Tehran for a series of blasts targeting Israeli diplomats.
Tensions between the Middle East arch-foes have risen sharply following bombings in New Delhi, Tbilisi and Bangkok within a span of 24 hours, but Iran angrily rejected accusations that it was behind the “terrorist” acts.
In a meeting in Tokyo with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Noda warned that military action could be “extremely dangerous” as it risks “escalating” the current situation, Kyodo news agency reported, quoting foreign ministry officials.
Japan Today article
In a show of solidarity, Noda said that Japan will strive to reduce its oil imports from Iran. Tokyo currently imports around 10% of its oil consumption from the Islamic republic, the report said.
Ynet Israel story
Defense Minister Ehud Barak discussed regional security issues with his Japanese counterpart Naoki Tanaka on Thursday. "The international community must join forces to stop Iran from achieving nuclear weapons by crippling sanctions."
Addressing the Syria issue, the defense minister said it was a matter of weeks before the Assad regime would fall and that Israel is monitoring the transfer of advanced weapons systems to Lebanon. "Assad's fall will be a blow to the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis," he noted. (Moran Azulay)
Originally posted by muse7
lol @ Israel and U.S.
Rules should apply to EVERYONE
If Iran can't have nukes then NO ONE can have nukes, simple as that.
That means that Israel, U.S., Russia and all of the other countries with nukes should dis-arm them and bury them somewhere in a desert or launch them into the sun for disposaledit on 2/19/2012 by muse7 because: (no reason given)